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At The Frontiers Of Sordid

At The Frontiers Of Sordid

Child molestation, traditionally, has been a male practice. But lately in pioneering Mendocino County, home of the world’s best marijuana, women have moved into the first rank of chomos. Surprised?…

Pardon The Interruption

Charles ‘Max’ Sperling of Willits was facing a number of charges last week, and that was before he picked up a DUI driving to court one morning. But things seemed…

Meet The Hornbooks

Kyle Stornetta is a scion of a prominent Point Arena family. Clay Brennan is a scion of a federal court judge whose convenient connections got him appointed to the Mendocino…

Lunch With Dead Dog

As of March 18th, the County of Mendocino has taken in $2,618,806.41 in dope fines. The idea is to trade drug cash for misdemeanors and probation. This way, the thinking…

Watch Out For That Subpoena

Watch Out For That Subpoena

Last Friday the local press corps descended on the Courthouse en masse to see what would happen with “The Talmage Tot Torturers,” as they’ve come to be known.…

The Reign Of King David

The Reign Of King David

It seems the District Attorney tried to pull a fast one on a kid who had been locked up since he was 14, and now, seven years later, at 21,…

Let’s Play Doctor

Last Friday the District Attorney and one of the Judges added medical doctor to their usual job descriptions. It was pretty amazing, really, but all kinds of fantastic changes are…

Bad Hat Ranch

James Pasco and Patrick Johnson had an enviable little dope op going on Guidiville Road, Ukiah, featuring nearly 500 marijuana plants, 31 pounds of processed bud and almost a full…

Judge Nelson’s Courtroom

Judge Nelson’s Courtroom

The Honorable David Nelson is about the best judge any reasonable criminal can hope for. And for those of us who obey the laws with at least some regularity, we,…

The Hungry Hollow Gunslinger

When Brandon Johnson arrived in court for his sentencing last Friday, he hardly looked the part of a gunslinger. In fact, the guerilla growers and bush hippies of Hungry Hollow,…

Alcohol & Other Drug Programs

The President’s State of the Union Address pointed up the specter of income disparity and the need for a boost in the minimum wage to narrow the gap. He practically…

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